February 2017

You are sure familiar with graphite, a material used in pencil, but how about graphene? This single-layer graphite exhibit outstanding properties in many applicable fields. From batteries to coating layer of aircrafts, graphene can overwhelmed make up a great part of our material world.

Yeh’s principal research field is experimental condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on correlated electrons, topological matter, spintronics, low-dimensional materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, energy research, and precise measurements using superconducting technology.

Yeh received her B.Sc. degree in physics from the National Taiwan University in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. She joined the physics faculty of Caltech in 1989 and tenured as an associate professor in 1995, and promoted to full professorship in 1997. She is the first woman professor tenured in physics at Caltech, and is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the US and also an elected fellow and chartered physicist of The Institute of Physics in UK.